Ex-soldier rape accused broadcast sex sessions

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AN ex-soldier accused of raping six women broadcast some of his sex sessions ‘live’ over the internet, a jury has heard.

Shaun Jewiss admitted having sex with one of his partners in front of a webcam so that strangers could watch their antics on computer.

He said: “We’d have normal sex and we’d experiment and do a bit on camera.

“We went on a web site where basically other people would watch you having sex.

“We’d go onto this website, activate the webcam and people could watch you there and then.

“Other couples would be doing the same as well, basically strangers.”

He also said he and another of the alleged victims stripped for each other while they were chatting online.

Giving evidence in his own defence, he told the court: “She said: ‘Do you want to see me?’, so she put her webcam on so I could see her, and next thing she started stripping. I stripped for her too.”

Jewiss, 41, from Loanhead, Midlothian, told the High Court at Livingston that he met one of his partners through a Yahoo chat room.

But five of the six women he is accused of raping he said he met for sex via the internet dating website Badoo.

None of the alleged victims can be named for legal reasons.

The former chef, who served in the British Army for 22 years, claimed the women knew they were meeting him for kinky sex and consented fully to what happened between them.

On the sixth day of his trial yesterday, Jewiss was found not guilty of two charges of voyeurism after the Crown withdrew charges that he videoed two women against their wishes.

He was also cleared of sexually assaulting one of the women after that charge was also dropped.

He denies raping six women in East Central Scotland over a seven-year period, sexually assaulting one female and assaulting two others.

The trial, before Lady Scott, continues.